For about the past week or so, my 5 y/o daughter has been complaining of stomach pain, predominately in the morning, but also at other times of the day. She goes to preschool and always seems to be fine there. I've tried to notice a pattern, whether it happens when she's high or low, but it seems random.
But a weird thing has been happening recently. She has become very sensitive to insulin. As in going low after watermelon, cheetos, pizza, and cake (preschool graduation party - yes a diabetic nightmare but a special occasion, so I let her splurge). 2 hours later her BG was 38, and I don't believe I overbolused her. 45 minutes after a 20-carb juice box she was only up to 70.
This morning her BG was 87, so I bolused her for breakfast (healthy homemade pancake and fresh berry smoothie)and 1.5 hours later her BG was 49 (and she normally has a huge spike after breakfast). An hour after a juice box, still 49. Then she had 3 rolls of Smarties (18 cbs) and her BG never even reached 100. She had a granola bar for a snack at 1:30 and grilled cheese sandwich and DumDum lollipop for a late lunch. As an experiment, I didn't bolus her. 5 hrs later she was up to 212, but normally, without a bolus, she would have been high 300s after an hour or two.
Another interesting finding: her 90-day BG average is 182 (pretty typical - her last A1C was 7.5) but her 7-day average is only 128. Normally I'd rejoice over that, but it seems something is going on.
I have no idea if this might be related to her stomach pains. Has anyone else's child experienced this? Despite her complaints, her appetite and activity level is still normal, she's eating well, and her stools look normal, too. I'm totally perplexed. I'm going to call her endo on Monday and also a pediatric gastro.
Thanks for bearing with me. I just wondered if anyone could shed some light on this...